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No Change To Newcastle’s Transfer Policy

8:04 am, Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Both Joe Kinnear and Mike Ashley were at the game yesterday and they were seen to be in good spirits and smiling, but that was when Newcastle were 1-0 up, and we didn’t get any shots of them when we were 3-2 down towards the end of the game, which was a shocking result for Newcastle.

Newcastle United's Loic Remy scored in the Premier League against Hull City at St James' Park

Loic Remy yesterday – scored two good goals

And it seems that Joe is now Newcastle’s chief executive at the club, and he said things in the program notes yesterday about the summer transfer window:

“It was very frustrating that we did not add at least another signing to the squad in the recent window, but it was not for lack of effort.”

“It was not an easy task to improve the quality of the current squad with the financial resources at our disposal, particularly in a window in which the value of players was grossly over-inflated and the demands of agents likewise.”

“We will continue to operate in a financially responsible manner, buying only the right players for the right prices.”

The danger there is we will fall behind other clubs,  if we refuse to pay out the rates for both players and agents, although it does seem that prices are inflated these days – especially for British players.

The Director of Football signed only QPR striker Loic Remy on a season-long loan deal in the summer, but the French striker was Newcastle’s star man yesterday with two goals in the first half, but that wasn’t enough as we let in three goals at home to a newly promoted side and lost 3-2.

And we think the woeful defending on display by Newcastle yesterday will have Alan Pardew  look at some of the defenders he has available, and we expect both Mike Williamson and Paul Dummett to start the home game on Wednesday night against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.

It would not be good to lose that game, since that competition offers us the best chance to win something this season.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Being found in Max Moselys dungeon with Joe Kinnery dressed as a Nazi clown is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 cestriasteve // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    I thought the word team required 11 players to player as 1 unit, try telling that to Sissoko and Ben Arfa yesterday and I will say it again and again Ryan Taylor and Danny Simpson are better defenders than those 2 nancy boys.

  • 3 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    Pardew is useless.
    Drop Cisse he’s so out of form.

    Useless subs again, who coaches the defence? PARDEW!

  • 4 MacToon // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    No swearing? Sure those are JFK’s words! ;-)

  • 5 valle // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    You cant nail it down to a couple of players… It was misplaced passes and a lack of trying all over the pitch. One thing to keep in mind though, when our midfield plays well, our defense usually does as well. WHen our midfield lets oposing players dart right through them, our defense suffers.

  • 6 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Anita played well, the lad never stops running.

  • 7 jazzyp // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Morning lads
    Same old problems are resurfacing time and time again of last season.
    Tactics-Attitude of the players, the way we seem to drop down gears for no apparent reason when playing well. But the biggi for me is Cisse…………yes he had a wonder half a season when we signed him but since then has been poor on a consistent level. We have tried different formations since pre season to suit this guy and try to get him the game but he is not bothered.
    Put it simply we aim to be a top team, but a top team needs a top Cf and cisse would not get game time with any of the top premiership teams on the performances he puts out on the pitch week in week out.
    I hope he comes good but I for one do not see it from what I see at St james park over the last few seasons

  • 8 cestriasteve // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Valle definitely right, if Cisse is so out of form he must play with just Remy up front and bring Tiote back to support Anita who had a good game.

    On a plus I thought Remy wasn’t even match fit yet and still looked a threat.

  • 9 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Pardew “The team that finished 5th had consistency and team spirit …

    Better get Chris Hughton back you inherited that from his team.

  • 10 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Every time I’ve seen Remy he reminds me of an Henry mk2. His running style and physique etc. It’s good to have a player like him in our team. It’s a big shame that he’s not our player though.

  • 11 Hatem's better than Messi // Sep 22, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Saw our unwanted, portly owner at the match with his grandad … hope they both got booed?

  • 12 Krul To Be Kind // Sep 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Robert 32

    I watched him on MOTD last night and I seen little glimmers of Henry in all aspects of him – his technique, turn of pace, build, size, strength, body language, celebrations, self confidence and the fear he strikes in opposing players when eyeballing them before taking them on.

    Some player, we need to snap him up permanently as soon as the court case is thrown out!

  • 13 Robinio // Sep 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    What do you mean the danger is we fall behind other clubs . We are light years behind most of them already and whilst that fat thieving cockney and his odious cohorts remain in charge its only going to get worse . ASHLEY OUT

    And who the hell would have a user name after one of the most gutless Frenchmen ever to wear our shirt , LR32 are you taking the piss ?




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